Welcome to the LS Trader spread betting blog. Here you will find lots of spread betting articles as well as our weekly updates showing movements for the financial markets for that week. All blogs are authored by Phil Seaton, creator of the LS Trader System. Phil has more than 15 years experience successfully trading stocks, forex and commodities online. This blog is updated weekly so be sure to check back for all the latest spread betting news & articles.

Weekly Update 5 February 2017 – LS Trader

Stocks were unable to post new all-time highs this week but after weakness early in the week have rallied back to within touching distance of the recent highs. The trend remains up for stocks. The dollar has continued to weaken as seen by a six-week decline in the dollar index. Commodities remain mixed but will […]

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Weekly Update 29 January 2017 – LS Trader

Stocks hit new all-time highs this week, which included the Dow 30 finally hitting the 20,000 level. The trend is up for global stock markets. Most other markets, particularly currencies and interest rate futures continue to consolidate, but a few are in pre-breakout mode. Stocks The S&P 500 narrowly held on to short-term support and […]

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Weekly Update 22 January 2017 – LS Trader

The past week has seen Donald Trump inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States. It will be interesting to see what impact that and his policies have on the financial markets over the coming years. As of now, the long-term trends are up for stocks and the dollar, down for interest rate futures, […]

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Weekly Update 15 January 2017 – LS Trader

For the most part, the markets are undergoing a period of volatility, volume and price compression and are therefore consolidating ahead of the next trending campaign. The long-term trends all remain intact and are still up for stocks and the dollar, and mixed for commodities. Many commodities are showing some early bullish signs, and this […]

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Weekly Update 8 January 2017 – LS Trader

It’s been a wild start to the year, particularly in the currency markets, which have seen some large swings. The week has also seen stocks and interest rate futures make counter trend rallies from their recent lows and has seen the stock markets make new all-time highs. Stocks The S&P 500 managed a slight gain […]

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Weekly Update 1 January 2017 – LS Trader

Due to the New Year’s Day holiday, this week’s update is an abbreviated version. We’d like to wish all our readers a very Happy and Prosperous New Year! We’re still in the seasonal period of the Santa Claus rally, which, according to the data, and not the talking heads on TV, actually runs from the […]

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Weekly Update 24 December 2016 – LS Trader

Due to the Christmas Holiday, this week’s update is an abbreviated version. We’d like to wish all our readers a very Happy Christmas. It’s been another excellent week for the LS Trader System, which has just hit a new all-time high as of the close on Friday 24th December and is up 81.85% this year […]

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Weekly Update 18th December 2016 – LS Trader

Stocks posted new all-time highs but have since pulled back slightly. The Fed increased rates as expected this week at the FOMC meeting, and the dollar continues to climb higher. The existing downtrends in metals and interest rate futures remain intact. It’s been another excellent week for the LS Trader System, which has just hit […]

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Weekly Update 11 December 2016 – LS Trader

The S&P 500 rose to new all-time highs in what was a fairly volatile week in stocks and currencies. The week ahead sees the two-day FOMC meeting begin on Tuesday, where the Fed have long been expected to raise US interest rates, the anticipation of which has likely been a driver of the recent dollar […]

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Weekly Update 4 December 2016 – LS Trader

The past week has seen the S&P 500 print a new all-time high (Wednesday) but fail to press higher. The dollar has also moved lower against several of the majors, and the dollar index is now testing support. Stocks From last week: “the continued lack and decline of volume do not bode well for continued […]

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